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Address: Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
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This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died...

This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died with hundreds of his brave countrymen in Chile's 1879 war with Peru.

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Impressive, but not allowed to go too near. The guard was very insistent that you couldn't come in through the gate. They do a small flag lowering ceromoney around sunset.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2016
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since it is right next to the metro, you sort of can't miss it. It is nice, but I wouldn't call it a must-see attraction.

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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Impressive, but not allowed to go too near. The guard was very insistent that you couldn't come in through the gate. They do a small flag lowering ceromoney around sunset.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Located in the port of Valparaiso this is an important piece of Chiles history. Worth visiting. Just watch out for pick pockets around. Not the safest place.

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The monument is at the center of the plaza Sotomayor which is at the center of Valparaiso. No knowing very much about the history of Chile, I had no idea they fought Peru in several wars. The monument honors the heroes (sailors) of two very famous Chilean battles. We did not find the crosswalks to walk to the monument, so... More 

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a nice statue in the main plaza and definetly worth a look. The main plaza is quite nice to walk through.

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Gestel, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

. We don't learn much about Latin American history, so it is good to see monuments like this which celebrate events that are important to others.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful monument with great architecture. It is currently under renovation. If you come here at 6pm you can see them lowering the flag.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The statue is quite magnificent and sits on a square where on some late afternoons and early evenings an art and craft market is held.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We enjoyed the plaza, and got a chance to look around the statue. It's one of those over-stated historical things, but impressive.

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Maleny, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a very impressive monument.We came across this as a part of our city tour walk.The setting makes it front and centre of this square near the water.

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